Victor Arden

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Victor Arden was the stage name for an American pianist named Lewis John Fuiks (8 March 1893 Wenona, Illinois — 31 July 1962 New York City) who was best known as the piano duo partner of and co-orchestra leader with Phil Ohman from 1922 to 1932.[1]

Selected compositions[edit]

1909

  • Safety Pin Catch

1918

  • Just Blue, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929)

1919

  • In My Dreams
  • Lucille, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929)
  • Marilynn, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929)
  • Honeymoon Waltz, words by Ray Sherwood (born 1895), music by Victor Arden

1920

  • Hy n' Dry
  • Rose of the Orient, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929) & George Hamilton Green
  • Dolly, I Love You, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929) & Dick Long
  • Molly, also by Frank Wheeler Wadsworth (1889–1929) & Dick Long
  • Who Wants a Baby?, also by George Hamilton Green
  • Dottie Dimples, also by George Hamilton Green
  • In Blossom Time, also by Louis Weslyn (pseudonym for Weslyn Jones) (1884–1937)

1921

1922

1941

  • Hearts in Harmony
  • We'd Rather Die Upon Our Feet Than Live Upon Our Knees, words by Henry A. Murphy, melody by Joseph Russel Robinson (1892–1963) & Victor Arden
  • Unity, words by Henry A. Murphy, melody by Joseph Russel Robinson (1892–1963) & Victor Arden
  • Let's Incorporate, also by Lawrence M. Klee (died 1957)

Education[edit]

Arden was a graduate of the University of Chicago and studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

Family[edit]

Arden was married twice. He first married Ilse Alma Spindler (born April 1894) – a 1916 graduate of the University of Chicago – in Chicago, on May 2, 1917.[2] Lewis and Alma had two sons: Robert Spindler Fuiks (1921–2009)[3] and Lewis John Fuiks, Jr. (1919–2004). Victor remarried in the 1950s to Frances Newsom, a classical soprano.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times, August 1, 1962
  2. ^ Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920
  3. ^ Obituaries: Robert Spindler Fuiks, TCPalm.com, Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group, Stuart, Florida, December 1, 2009